Men and Women as Friends
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 30 January 2011, Question 2
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 30 January 2011, I answered a question on men and women as friends.
Can men and women be "just friends"? (This is a follow-up to the discussion on infidelity from January 23rd.) Where is the line crossed from friendship to something more intimate that would be a threat to a committed relationship? Is it fair for me to expect a romantic partner to keep his female friends at a distance?
My Answer, In Brief: Yes, men and women can be just friends. However, a person must adopt certain policies of thought and action to prevent some friendships from developing an undercurrent of sexual interest.
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